The Paul McCartney Project

What happened for Paul in 1971

From Wikipedia:

In 1971, he collaborated with Linda and drummer Denny Seiwell on a second album, Ram. A UK number one and a US top five, Ram included the co-written US number-one hit single “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”. Later that year, ex-Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine joined the McCartneys and Seiwell to form the band Wings. McCartney had this to say on the groups’s formation: “Wings were always a difficult idea … any group having to follow [the Beatles’] success would have a hard job … I found myself in that very position. However, it was a choice between going on or finishing, and I loved music too much to think of stopping.” In September 1971, the McCartneys’ daughter Stella was born, named in honour of Linda’s grandmothers, both of whom were named Stella.

From Twitter – Paul and Mary in New York, 1971. Photo by Linda McCartney
From puremccartney.com – PAUL, SCOTLAND, 1971

Last updated on December 23, 2019

Albums released in 1971


Ram

By Paul & Linda McCartney • Official album



Wild Life

By Wings • Official album

Films released in 1971


3 Legs

1971 • • Directed by Roy Benson


Heart of the Country

1971 • • Directed by Roy Benson

Sessions


Mixing "The Great Cock And Seagull Race"

Dec 17, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life - Archive Collection


MPL Rehearsals

Circa December 1971


Home recordings

circa 1971-1972 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life - Archive Collection


Mixing "Get On The Right Thing", "Little Woman Love"

Nov 10, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Mary Had A Little Lamb (UK)



Wild Life mixing #6

Oct 17, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Recording & mixing "Dear Friend"

Oct 16, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life mixing #5

Oct 15, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life mixing #4

Oct 10, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Rock and roll jams

Oct 09, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life - Archive Collection


Wild Life mixing #3

Oct 08, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life mixing #2

Oct 05, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


"Love Is Strange" session

Oct 03, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life session #5

Oct 02, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life mixing #1

Aug 06, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life session #4

Jul 29, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life session #3

Jul 26, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life session #2

Jul 25, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life


Wild Life session #1

Jul 24, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life



Mixing "When The Wind Is Blowing", "Hey Diddle"

Jul 08, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life - Archive Collection


Mixing "Get On The Right Thing", "Rode All Night"

Jul 08, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram - Archive Collection


"Thrillington" session #4

Jun 18, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Thrillington


"Thrillington" session #3

Jun 17, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Thrillington


"Thrillington" session #2

Jun 16, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Thrillington


"Thrillington" session #1

Jun 15, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Thrillington


Home recording at Campbeltown

Jun 06, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life - Archive Collection


Recording "Dear Boy", "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"

Apr 07, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "Dear Boy", "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"

Mar 12, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "Dear Boy", "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"

Mar 10, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "Dear Boy", "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"

Mar 09, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Mixing "Brung To Ewe By" radio jingles

Mar 03, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Brung To Ewe By


"Ram" sessions (Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles)

March-April, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "Dear Boy", "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"

Mar 01, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "The Great Cock And Seagull Race"

Feb 23, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Wild Life - Archive Collection


Recording "Ram On"

Feb 22, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Mixing "Another Day"

Feb 08, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Another Day / Oh Woman Oh Why


Mixing "Oh Woman, Oh Why"

Feb 05, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Another Day / Oh Woman Oh Why


Overdubs for "Smile Away"

Jan 29, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Recording "Little Woman Love"

Jan 21, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Mary Had A Little Lamb (UK)


"Ram" sessions (A&R Studios, New York City)

January-February, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Overdubs for "The Back Seat Of My Car", "Long Haired Lady"

Jan 11, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Overdubs for "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"

Jan 11, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram


Overdubs for "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"

Jan 03, 1971 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Ram

Songs written in 1971


Big Barn Bed

Officially appears on Red Rose Speedway


Bip Bop

Officially appears on Wild Life


Bip Bop (Link)

Officially appears on Wild Life


Dear Boy

Officially appears on Ram


Dear Friend

Officially appears on Wild Life



I Am Your Singer

Officially appears on Wild Life


Mumbo

Officially appears on Wild Life


Mumbo (Link)

Officially appears on Wild Life



Ram On

Officially appears on Ram


Ram On (Reprise)

Officially appears on Ram


Some People Never Know

Officially appears on Wild Life


Tomorrow

Officially appears on Wild Life


Wild Life

Officially appears on Wild Life


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